14:10 Newmarket Sat 22 June 2019
Two-time winner from five starts on the AW during the winter who finished third at Chelmsford (1m6f, standard) when last seen. Dropped in class for this and will relish the trip, but has a lengthy absence to overcome. Can't be ruled out.
Made winning reappearance over this trip at Nottingham in April before being narrowly touched off at Ascot (2m, soft) and Goodwood (2m, good to soft) last time. Up 1lb for that effort but lowered in grade for this race and is a major player.
Winner at Ayr (1m5f, heavy) last September and returns to last winning mark, but disappointed in six starts on the flat and over jumps since that victory. First run since December and looks to be stable's second choice. Others preferred.
Admirable performer over the years, but age looks to be catching up with him and made a poor seasonal reappearance when 13th of 15 over C&D last month. On career-low mark but best watched.
A useful performer in his prime but has been out of sorts recently. Weakened to finish seventh of nine at Musselburgh (1m6f, good to soft) earlier this month and only has two wins from 41 career starts. Plenty to prove.
Good second when upped in class and trip at Chelmsford (2m, standard) on her latest start and just failed to last the distance. On a 2lb higher mark and has not won on turf from five starts. Solid place claims.
Lost his way form-wise and has not won since landing a Kempton handicap in 2017. Finished last of six at Salisbury (1m6f, good to firm) on first run since wind surgery and needs to rediscover his best form to be competitive. Others preferred.
In good form last season but disappointed on seasonal return when last of six at Wetherby (1m6f, good to firm) in May. Has proven stamina and is on a workable mark, but has a bit to prove and likely ground conditions won't be in favour.
Struggled for form earlier this season but bounced back to form when winning over this trip at Doncaster (good to firm) earlier this month. Raised 4lb by the handicapper and up in grade for this contest, but has to respected.
Last Year's Winner
Victoria Drummond (3/1), Orin Swift (3/1), Swordbill (3/1), Vampish (5/1), Potters Lady Jane (8/1), Amourice (12/1), Darksideoftarnside (14/1), Great Hall (20/1), Battle Of Marathon (33/1), Sunblazer (40/1)
- Orin Swift
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